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Poindexter may be used for:



Given name[edit]

  • Poindexter Yothers, the older brother of actress Tina Yothers and an actor who appeared in Return From Witch Mountain; he is credited only as Poindexter in The Bob Newhart Show episode "It's a Matter of Vice-Principal"


Poindexter is a surname most commonly found in the United States but originally from the island of Jersey, where it survives in its original form of Poingdestre (literally right-hand (dextre) fist (poing) in French).[1]

People with the surname Poindexter:

Art, entertainment, and media[edit]

Fictional entities[edit]

  • Poindexter, a character in the animated cartoon series Felix the Cat
  • Poindexter, the main character in the film The People Under the Stairs
  • Poindexter, nickname used in the kids TV show Gravity Falls by Stanley Pines (Grunkle Stan) when informally referring to his twin brother, Stanford Pines
  • Sir Marmaduke Poindexter, a character in Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera The Sorcerer.
  • Arnold Poindexter, a character in the film Revenge of the Nerds and its sequel, portrayed by Timothy Busfield
  • Benjamin Poindexter is an alias sometimes used by Bullseye (comics)
  • Mr. Poindexter, in the Nick Carter spy novels, runs the Special Effects and Editing department (in charge of weapons, gadgets, disguises, and papers) in the US spy agency AXE, where he is the equivalent to Q in the James Bond franchise
  • Sidney Poindexter, a nerdy ghost who loathes bullies, appears in the cartoon Danny Phantom


  • Poindexter (album), the 2009 album title released by music artist Donald Glover, under the alias Childish Gambino


  • Poindexter, a term for a nerd, referring to the animated Felix the Cat character
  • Poindexter, term for sports superfan and AM Sports radio personality


  1. ^ "About the Name and Coat of Arms". Retrieved January 13, 2012. 

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